Alzheimer’s

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This is a power point about Alzheimer's. In this power point is basically just information to let you know whether or not you should be concerned, on whether you are going to have Alzheimer's or not. Hope you enjoy our nice power point. P.S. the famous people in this power point is Ronald Reagan and Pat Sumitt.

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Alzheimer’s

  1. 1. Alzheimer’s By:David TimmKyle Sanford
  2. 2. What is Alzheimer’s Alzheimers is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia. Brain Tour  http://www.alz.org/braintour/3_main_parts.asp
  3. 3. Signs of Alzheimers: Memory loss that disrupts daily life Challenges in planning or solving problems Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure Confusion with time or place Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships New problems with words in speaking or writing Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps Withdrawal from work or social activities. Changes in mood and personality
  4. 4. Symptoms Language problems, such as trouble finding the name of familiar objects Misplacing items Getting lost on familiar routes Personality changes and loss of social skills Losing interest in things previously enjoyed, flat mood Difficulty performing tasks that take some thought, but used to come easily, such as balancing a checkbook, playing complex games (such as bridge), and learning new information or routines
  5. 5. Treatment There is no cure the goals in treating it are:  Slow the progression  Manage behavior problems, confusion, sleep problems, and agitation  Modify the home environment  Support family members and other caregivers
  6. 6. More likely to get Alzheimers if… Are older. However, developing AD is not a part of normal aging. Have a close blood relative, such as a brother, sister, or parent with AD. Have certain genes linked to AD,
  7. 7. The following may also increase your risk Being female Having high blood pressure for a long time History of head trauma
  8. 8. How they diagnose Alzheimer’s Complete physical exam, including neurological exam Asking questions about your medical history and symptoms A mental status examination
  9. 9. Tests may be done to rule out other possible causes of Alzheimers, including: Anemia Brain tumor Chronic infection Severe depression Stroke Thyroid disease Vitamin deficiency

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